Case Study

Food Manufacturing Success Story

Family-Owned Business Competes with the Top of The Industry Food Chain

The Challenge:

Due to federal mandates, a family-owned frozen foods company—we’ll call them Fam Foods—needed to abandon their old-school method of pen-and-paper documentation in favor of a system that would allow for tracking and tracing ingredients. Efficiencies were a priority, so finding equipment that could carry out multiple functions was key, too.

The Solution:

Bar Code Direct partnered with Just Food, a Microsoft Dynamics-based Enterprise Resource Planning system, and linked it with a suite of handheld data collection devices that fit Fam Foods’ specific needs. Our team researched, tested, and validated all devices, and worked closely with Just Food to ensure a seamless on-boarding process. The 360° infrastructure allows Fam Foods to comply with federal regulations and compete with more sophisticated manufacturers within the food industry.

Teams are more efficient than ever. Job site safety has improved. Repeat work orders are easier to schedule, and invoices are more timely and accurate.

Why the Partnership Worked:

“Fam Foods initiated a true partnership with Barcode Direct, providing both short- and long-term goals and ensuring Barcode Direct understood the full scope of the project.”
- Chris Richardson, Peak Technologies

The Tools:

Handheld computers programmed to complete both forklift bulk tasks, like receiving and storage, as well as smaller-scale functions like scanning and packing

Zebra MC92N0 RF (Windows)

Zebra TC80 RF (Android)

Zebra Thermal Transfer Printers

Zebra Thermal Transfer Labels and Ribbons

Newcastle Power Carts

Taylor Made Custom Forklift Cradles